What Can I Do With A Major in Music?
Music is an auditory art form incorporating instrumental or vocal tones as its medium. Common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. Music, as a word, originates from the Greek word, mousike, or “the art of the Muses”. Most often defined as a performing art, music has been created, performed, and defined within numerous cultural and social contexts around the world.
Some students pursue careers closely related to music, such as performers, educators, songwriters, conductors, arrangers, composers and actors. Others choose careers behind the scenes, or in the business area of music in careers such as producers, engineers, managers, agents, and in publishing and sales.
Full- and part-time faculty here at CCSU specialize in bass, bassoon, cello, clarinet, composition, computer technology, euphonium, flute, guitar, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice.
Visit CCSU’s Music Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Music majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for music majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.
Bilkent University Preparatory School - Band Internship
Carl Fischer, LLC - Music Publishing and Marketing Internship
ESF, Inc. - Creative and Performing Arts Specialist
Sennheiser Electronics Group - Artist Relations/Marketing Communications Internship
Waterbury Symphiny Orchestra - Performing Arts Management Internship